Now days, Blogging is ubiquitous across the web. Yes, If you search a particular stuff on the search engines, it returns around 75% of results from blogs only.
The reason behind this is the benefits people get from blogging. Blogging is no longer a hobby only but it turns out to a business model. Many bloggers are out there who are earning a living through it.
As people see other bloggers earning well from their blogs, they do start their blogs also without knowing the fact that how much time, energy and effort it takes to earn a living. Most of the times this leads to disappointment for those people.
The reason of writing this post titled why do newbie bloggers give up blogging soon is my experience with my fellow newbie bloggers. As I always get emails and chats from many newbie bloggers in which they ask for some help, I get to know many of them who are striving either to blog well or to make fast cash out of it.
Due to continuous talks and discussions with those newbies I came to know why many newbie bloggers end up with nothing. Very few of them succeed because they don’t give up.
I am here to discuss the reasons which lead them to leave blogging so soon. Here are the reasons below:-
Only Money making mindset
In older days people used to start blogging as hobby and later they monetize their blog to make money but now days many newbies start their blog with a mindset to make fast cash. Just working for 10-15 days they keep on asking to their mentors or sr. bloggers something like “I am not making any money how to earn” / “How to get more clicks on my adsense” / “how that blogger is making so much money ” etc.
As we all know blogging is a process that takes time to yield results but those newbies having only money making mindset have no patience at all to wait for long and they give up.
Everyone wants to make money from his work and same bloggers want too but in this profession you should have to work hard and then gradually you will be earning well but without working hard blogging is not going to be fruitful to you. Start doing rather than dreaming for money only.
!work hard and have patience!
Lack of Traffic
Traffic is the food for a blog. No blog can sustain without traffic specifically organic traffic. There are many sources of traffic such as Referral, organic, paid and direct. Referral traffic is easy to get but organic is tough to get. Organic traffic is the traffic comes from search engines.
For better organic traffic you need to know the basics of SEO because it ensures that your blog get some search engine traffic. Sadly, in the most cases newbies lack in SEO and even if they do know the basics they don’t put effort to do better on page SEO and then build quality backlinks. They just start thinking that they cannot get good traffic because they cannot do good SEO for their site rather than starting to learn those stuffs which might help them start getting traffic flow to their site.
Still if those newbie bloggers wait for the right time and work both ON site and OFF site then they can drag traffic to their site sooner or later because nothing is impossible. But sadly many of them have no patience which leads them to quit blogging soon.
!Stop giving excuses to yourself rather find solution!
Monitoring Adsense more than Analytics
Those newbie bloggers who have already got their adsense approved and even they are getting very less earnings, they do use to check their adsense multiple times a day rather than checking and analysing traffic stats in Analytics.
As they see Adsense is performing badly they get demotivated which further leads them to quit from blogging.
They should focus more on analysing traffic stats by checking their Analytics because from their they can get idea as what kind of traffic they are getting, which keywords are sending more traffic, which and what kind of posts are performing better etc. Analysing these things can give them an idea to plan the further planning and working on their blog in order to perform better. Monitoring adsense multiple times don’t give anything but disappointment if earning is less (because of lesser traffic).
!Focus on things which is actionable to take blog to the next level!
This is the fact that even knowing the stuffs which beneficial, many newbies don’t put effort because of laziness. They just want some shortcuts to get the instant result which don’t work most of the times in blogging.
!Get up and start doing those stuffs which are beneficial!
It is not the end there are many more factors which lead newbies to end up soon such as lack of knowledge, No goals, No motivation.
[Recommended Reading: How to motivate yourself?]
P.S. Newbies get deviated easily because they do chat with a lot of other bloggers and many of them give good suggestion and many give some inexperienced advice which looks to be more promising but that puts them into the problem.
I want to give message to all of the newbies out there in the blogosphere that stop expecting money instantly rather work well and make a better blog first, grow readership, drag more traffic and put full effort to make one of the best blogs in the blogosphere then start monetizing.
Hope you agree with what I have written in the post! Share your views in the comments.